GCI Group Recognized among GTA's Top 2016 Employers

Only Communications and Public Engagement Firm Named to the List, Once Again Earns the Honour for Outstanding Work Environment  

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, for the second year in a row, GCI Group (GCI) has been named to the list of "Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Top 100 Employers for 2016" list by MediaCorp Canada Inc. With a team of best-in-class consultants, standout employee benefits and company culture, GCI is the only communications firm to be recognized in this highly competitive category that has become a benchmark in the GTA for workplace best practices, in its 10th annual edition.

"We are thrilled to be selected – once again – as one of the top employers in Toronto," said Marion MacKenzie, President, GCI. "Our employee engagement initiatives have created an authentic, unique, enriching culture that is grounded in the values of commitment to excellence and continuous growth. We are proud to be able to attract some of the best talent in the industry, which helps us deliver creative and impactful solutions to help GCI's clients meet their business objectives."

GCI's key strengths that helped secure a second win include excellent health benefits and numerous internal wellness program. Additionally, GCI provides a RRSP contribution matching program; paternity & maternity leave top-up plans for new and adoptive parents; three weeks paid vacation, in addition to time off during the December holidays.

This year saw a record number of employers applying for the competition, with approximately 8,000 employers invited to submit detailed applications. The applicants were evaluated by the editors at Canada's Top 100 Employers using the following criteria: Physical Workplace, Work Atmosphere & Social, Health, Financial & Family Benefits, Vacation & Time Off, Employee Communications, Performance Management, Training & Skills Development, and Community Involvement.

The 10th annual list of Greater Toronto's Top Employers was announced this morning by the editors of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. The full list of the award winners has been published in Canada's Top 100 online magazine and in today's edition of The Globe and Mail.

About GCI Group

GCI Group (GCI) is a Canadian leader in the public relations industry with deep expertise in the areas of consumer, healthcare, technology, corporate communications, public engagement and digital. GCI Group services a broad client base, combining the aggressiveness and agility of a specialty boutique with the depth and breadth of a dynamic multinational agency. GCI is a member of the WPP Group of companies, one of the world's leading communications families. For more information, visit www.gcicanada.com.


Image with caption: "GCI Group (CNW Group/GCI Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151208_C7539_PHOTO_EN_560841.jpg

Image with caption: "Greater Toronto's Top 2016 Employers (CNW Group/GCI Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151208_C7539_PHOTO_EN_560839.jpg

For further information: Anya Kravets, Group Manager, 416-486-5910, anya.kravets@gcicanada.com


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